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Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Interventions in Emergency Settings

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This information kit presents guidelines for incorporating HIV response in emergency situations. An emergency is defined as a situation that threatens the lives and well being of a large number of a population, including natural causes such as hurricanes, droughts, earthquakes, and floods, or armed conflict. The monograph explains the reasons for including HIV interventions in that the conditions that exist in an emergency such as conflict, social instability, poverty, and powerlessness are also conditions that help spread HIV/AIDS and other STDS.

AIDS Medicines and Diagnostics Service (AMDS)

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This pamphlet provides information on acquiring medication for treating the HIV through the AIDS Medicine and Diagnostics Services (AMDS). This is a network that increases access to HIV/AIDS treatment by improving supplies of antiretroviral drugs and diagnostics in developing countries. The pamphlet lists AMDS partners, its goals and activities, training programs by AMDS and partners, prices of antiretroviral drugs, and information on procurement. The pamphlet also gives contact information for AMDS.

DREAM: An Integrated Faith-Based Initiative to Treat HIV/AIDS in Mozambique: Case Study

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This report describes the Drug Resources Enhancement Against AIDS and Malnutrition (DREAM) project in Mozambique. DREAM was created by the religious community of Sant’ Egidio in Rome. The main objective was to provide diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, prevention of perinatal transmission and of HIV transmission in the population through community care and home care services and mother and child prevention and care. The project uses a holistic approach by treating HIV with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) as well as treating malnutrition, TB, malaria, and STDs.

Toolkit for Targeted HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in Sex Work Settings

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This monograph provides guidance on development and implementation of effective interventions to prevent HIV in sex workers. It describes key steps, and issues in the development and implementation of interventions and supplies links to documents, manuals, reports, and research on the subject.

Elargissement de l'acces au traitement antiretroviral dans le monde: Le point sur l'initiative 3 millions d'ici 2005

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This report describes the progress toward “3 by 5,” the target that 3 million persons with in developing and transitional countries would be receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) by 2005. The report discusses global efforts to increase access to ART and the reasons for the successes and failures. It highlights the progress and challenges in some countries and obstacles to scaling up ART and HIV prevention.

Progress on Global Access to HIV Antiretroviral Therapy: An Update on 3 by 5

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This report describes the progress toward “3 by 5,” the target that 3 million people with HIV in developing and transitional countries would be receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) by 2005. The report discusses global efforts to increase access to ART and the reasons for the successes and failures. It highlights the progress and challenges in some countries and obstacles to scaling up ART and HIV prevention.

Malaria and HIV Interactions and Their Implications for Public Health Policy: Report of a Technical Consultation Geneva, Switzerland 23-25 June 2004

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This report presents results of a meeting of international experts assessing the impact of interactions between malaria and HIV on the health of individuals infected with both diseases. Malaria and HIV can cause illness and death particularly in pregnant women and children. Coinfection with malaria and HIV is common in areas where the two diseases are found such as sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Also certain population groups such as migrant workers and injecting drug users are at high risk for both diseases.

TB/HIV Research Priorities in Resource-limited settings: Report of an Expert Consultation

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This report presents results of an expert consultation to define TB/HIV research priorities and outline their research relevance, methods, and feasibility in the context of program activities and to solicit and promote the building of TB/HIV research capacity at the country level through involvement of national and international agencies. Plenary presentations highlighted major issues in implementing and evaluating joint TB/HIV activities. Also, groups discussed TB/HIV research priority areas identified at previous meetings.

Interim WHO Clinical Staging of HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS Case Definitions for Surveillance: African Region

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This report presents an interim World Health Organization (WHO) clinical staging system and case definitions for HIV/AIDS. This staging system is a revision of the WHO 1994 clinical staging system and AIDS case definitions. The revisions are designed to strengthen clinical staging and case definitions for adults and children; simplify and standardize definitions for use by health providers; and improve patient management, monitoring, and surveillance.

Normes de Quality des Soins de l'Infection a VIH: Outils d'Evaluation et d'Amelioration de la Qualite et d'Accrediation des Services de Sante

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This report presents guidelines for assessing quality, improvement, and accreditation in caring for persons with HIV. The report explains the rationale behind establishing guidelines, their uses, the purpose of accreditation, and the key principles of the accreditation framework. It lists the major categories of standards for HIV care, describes how the model standards were selected, and explains how to begin using the standards in an HIV care site or organization. The minimum set of standards to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) and proposed standards are provided.

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